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  1. gbh76

    gbh76 Jul 20, 2018

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    87F40621-CE82-44A3-9A96-C7F934C2A43E.jpeg Whilst being a Speedmaster fan, I have to confess I am fairly ignorant in regards to vintage. I bought this watch about 10 years ago as a “birth year” watch, I think it is from 1976.
    Here are a few pictures including the movement from its last service.
    Is this a “step dial” and whilst not looking to sell it could anyone give me a rough idea on value as currently it is not insured based on what I paid 10 yrs ago but may need to look to get it insured. It is head only no B&P.
    Thanks in anticipation
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  2. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Jul 20, 2018

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    Speedmaster101.com
     
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  3. BenBagbag

    BenBagbag Jul 20, 2018

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    Hard to see from your picture but it doesn't look like a step dial. Do you have a picture of the inside caseback?
     
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  4. BlackTalon

    BlackTalon Jul 20, 2018

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    The caseback will have the model year (although a -76 doesn't mean it was actually assembled in '76). And it does not look like the dial is stepped.
     
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  5. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Jul 20, 2018

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    Serial number puts it late 77 production on a 145.022-76 of its 39,9xx,xxx

    Dial domed not stepped and is post sept 77. it’s a c3 dial. Which puts it at late 77 production assuming it’s the original dial. It might have left the factory with a c2 dial and got a service dial pre 1990 but with the correct and immaculate DNN bezel, odds are it was not serviced.

    If it’s a late 39.9m serial I’d expect a c3 dial.

    My birth year is 1976 and I own a77 production 145.022-76 also. Don’t feel bad even 2 years ago we did not have the data to narrow that reference down to when exactly it was produced. Mine was purchased thinking it was early production due to the c2 dial.

    C2/3/4 dials have very slightly different fonts on “Speedmaster”

    Stunning watch you have in excellent condition.
     
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  6. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Jul 20, 2018

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    Ohh forgot to add I’d insure at $5000

    Open market I’d say a little less then that.
     
  7. gbh76

    gbh76 Jul 21, 2018

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    Sorry no, this pic was taken at service by my watchmaker and is all I have
     
  8. gbh76

    gbh76 Jul 21, 2018

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    Thanks for the detailed response, very informative. I will have to go and explore speedmaster101!